David J. Rubin

Managing Partner

Providence, Boston





David serves as the firm’s Managing Partner and has a national practice focusing on commercial real estate and financing. He represents developers, retailers (including chain drug stores), construction companies, and financial institutions in the acquisition, permitting, development, financing, and leasing of office buildings, shopping centers, large apartment complexes, and mixed use developments. David counsels clients on complex land development issues and in structuring transactions, lending, and workouts. A significant portion of David’s current practice involves negotiating ground leases, office leases, retail leases, and sale/leaseback transactions. He is also a frequent lecturer.

David serves on Hinckley Allen’s Executive Committee.

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Executive Committee Member
    • Managing Partner (2014-Present)
    • Partner (1990-2014)
    • Associate (1986-1989)
  • Haligman & Lottner
    • Real Estate Department
    • Associate (1982-1986)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2003-2019) Recognized for Real Estate Law
  • Rhode Island Monthly, Professional Excellence in Law (2019)
  • Super Lawyers, Rhode Island (2007-2016)
  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for the category of Real Estate
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • A Better City, Associate Member (Boston, MA)
  • Boston Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Rhode Island
  • Providence Preservation Society Revolving Fund, Inc., Board of Trustees

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Elected Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • National Business Institute, Teaching
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Colorado, 1982
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • Rhode Island, 1987
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